The Regional Energy Efficiency Network
SEEA is one of six regional energy efficiency organizations (REEOs) in the U.S., and counts each of the REEOs among its strategic partners.
Each REEO is an independent non-profit organization, and together, they serve almost every state in the nation with a mix of policy and program tools to help advance energy efficiency as a first order resource. In addition to working within their specific regions, the REEOs also collaborate together on areas of common interest, including policy, programs and communications. Their shared goal is to connect key market actors and best practices to leverage the power of energy efficiency for all Americans. The REEOs actively contribute to and reference materials and initiatives of DOE and EPA’s SEE Action Network to help states and local governments take energy efficiency to scale and achieve all cost-effective energy efficiency by 2020.
Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations
The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) serves as a central source for information and action, raises awareness, facilitates energy efficiency programs and strengthens policy across the Midwest region. MEEA brings together a respected network of members, partners, board and staff, and inspires others to create new technologies, new products and new ways of thinking when it comes to energy efficiency.
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) supports the expansion and implementation of policies and programs to accelerate energy efficiency in the Northeast and Mid‐Atlantic region. NEEP works in four key areas: speeding the adoption of high‐efficiency products, reducing building energy use, advancing knowledge and best practices and generally increasing the visibility of the benefits of efficiency. NEEP’s vision is that the Northeast region will fully embrace energy efficiency as a cornerstone of sustainable energy policy to help achieve a cleaner environment and a more reliable and affordable energy system.
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is an alliance of more than 100 Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations working on behalf of more than 12 million energy consumers. NEEA leverages its strong regional partnerships to effect market transformation by accelerating the adoption of energy-efficient products, services and practices.
The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) is a public interest organization that advances energy efficiency in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Traditionally this is a high growth region where energy efficiency efforts were lagging compared to some other regions, air pollution is a growing concern, and coal-fired power plants provide the majority of electricity supply. SWEEP has a record of success: The non-profit helped to increase funding for electric utility energy efficiency and load management programs in the Southwest from $21 million in 2001 to $375 million in 2013.
South-Central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER), the newest regional energy efficiency organization, aims to accelerate the adoption of advanced building systems and energy efficient products and services in Texas and Oklahoma. These two states include nearly 30 million people and more than half of the fastest growing cities in America. SPEER is a member based organization with 40 members, including manufacturers, utilities, energy services companies, non-profits, cities, universities, and more.